Program Manager, Film Screenings
Carmen Samuel (she/her) is a Los Angeles-based arts manager, event producer, and serves as Program Manager for Film Screenings at Brave New Films. She joins the Brave New Films team after serving the State of California in response to the Covid19 pandemic. Prior to her time with the state, she served as Program Manager for Organizational Consulting for artEquity – a non-profit organization dedicated to providing tools, resources, and training at the intersection of art and activism. Carmen has also held various producing, marketing, sales, and audience development positions with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC); Washington DC's acclaimed Arena Stage; Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts; and has worked on numerous consulting projects with New York's Walker International Communications Group since 2012. She is deeply involved in social justice and economic empowerment, and served the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals as Chair of the Membership Committee from 2018 – 2020 where she remains an active member today. A native of Prince George’s County Maryland, Carmen holds a Master of Arts in Arts Management from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Maryland, College Park.